& Training

Apprenticeship & Training




The best trained engineers and mechanics carry an International Union of Operating Engineers Local 30 card in their pocket.

Our Apprenticeship program is the only New York State Department of Labor certified program in Stationary Engineering. IUOE Local 30 apprentices learn their trade working side by side with the best engineers in the region. Their practical experience is combined with classroom instruction that focuses on the theoretical principles of heating, ventilation and air conditioning. IUOE Local 30 apprentices graduate the program licensed and certified in their trade.

 Our skills improvement program focuses on training Local 30 members in new technologies and best practices in our industries. We work closely with industry leaders to ensure that our skills improvement program is training members on the most up-do-date systems and equipment.

Apprenticeship Recruitment

The IUOE Local 30, working together with the New York State Department of Labor, typically holds a recruitment period every year. The 2020 recruitment period has ended.  If you have any questions please connect with our Apprenticeship and Training Department.


IUOE Local 30 apprentices are placed in full-time positions with benefits at facilities throughout the region. Some of those facilities include stadiums, arenas, power plants, waste to energy plants, airports and gaming centers. In addition to the hands on experience, apprentices are required to complete a three year, six semester, educational program. The courses are as follows:

  • Basic Refrigeration Theory
  • Basic Engineering Math
  • Advanced Refrigeration Theory
  • Air Conditioning Theory
  • Refrigeration Electrical Shop
  • Plant & Building Systems
  • Power Plant Electricity A.C. & D.C.
  • Steam & Gas Turbines
  • Boilers: Operation & Maintenance
  • Basic Refrigeration Shop
  • Basic Mechanics Physics
  • Advanced Refrigeration Shop
  • Basic Electrical Theory
  • Power Plant Auxiliaries
  • Instrumentation & Controls
  • Labor and Industrial Relations
  • Industrial Safety

Training & Skills Improvement

Municipalities throughout New York and Connecticut may require certification or licensing for engineering positions. Our training program ensures that Local 30 members can go to their union to take the courses necessary to acquire licenses. Our training program also provides courses that are focused on learning new skills in the industry.

Courses run on a weekly or daily basis continuously throughout the year and include

New York City Refrigeration
Engineers Preparation

Environmental Protection Agency Refrigerant Handlers Certification

New York City High Pressure Boiler Operating Engineers License Preparation

Refrigeration & Controls Skill Improvement

International Union Of
Operating Engineers Training Center

International Union Of
Operating Engineers Training Center

Members of the IUOE Local 30 have access to the International Union of Operating Engineers Training and Education Center located in Crosby, Texas. The state-of-the-art facility offers IUOE members an array of courses in engineering. The union pays for all travel and accommodations at no cost to members. The course schedule and registration form is below. Once the form has been filled out, it must be sent to IUOE Local 30 for approval. If you have any questions or for more information email:

New York Headquarters

16-16 Whitestone Expressway
Whitestone, NY 11357

(718) 847-8484


Connecticut Office

391 Norwich-Westerly Road
North Stonington, CT 06359

(860) 245-4226

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